School of the Future

Fall 2015
Classroom Teacher: Linda Heeg
Teaching-Artist: Christopher Hartshorne

Students from Linda Heeg’s School of the Future art class created banners with Teaching-Artist Christopher Hartshorne using large sheets of rice paper that showcased elements of their identities. Students collaged photographs onto the rice paper using various techniques, including transferring them using gel medium. They also used relief stamping to design their identity banners. Students explored the work of Cynthia Hopkins, specifically her banner-like installation at the Fabric Workshop & Museum. Students related to the self-portraiture in Hopkins’ work, specifically the candid and explicit details of her life story. Students also studied the work of Mark Bradford, in particular the way Bradford uses multiple layers to create a composition.